University Overview

Founded in 1973, Universidad Popular Autonóma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Puebla (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Tehuacán, Mérida. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Popular Autonóma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Popular Autonóma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name UPAEP University
Acronym UPAEP
Founded 1973
Motto La Cultura al Servicio del Pueblo
Culture at the Service of the People
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 21 Sur No. 1103, Colonia Santiago
Puebla (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
72410 Puebla
T +52 (222) 229 9400
F +52 (222) 232 0453
Other locations Tehuacán, Mérida

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 21 Sur Nº 1103 Colonia Santiago
Puebla 72410
+52 (222) 2299400

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to UPAEP University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Federacion de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educacion Superior FIMPES
  • Consejo para la Acreditacion de la Educacion Superior-A C COPAES


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities IFCU
  • Asociacion Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educacion Superior ANUIES

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Consortium

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Video Presentation

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020